Congratulations to our Teen and Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize winners! Will Glover, participant in the Teen Summer Reading Program, is pictured with Emily Sanders, Children's Librarian. Billie Cunningham, participant in the Adult Summer Reading Program, is pictured with library employee, Kassandra Mullins.
Need computer help? Want to learn how to use the Internet? The Library continues to utilize the Guiding Ohio Online grant, administered by the State Library of Ohio in partnership with the State Library of Ohio and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The library's echnology trainer, Dylan, provides much needed assistance with digital literacy needs in the community.
Drop-in sessions are available daily at the Pomeroy Library. There is no sign up required, and users may bring devices, or use library computers. Those interested are encouraged to schedule appointments with Dylan for more involved assistance. Call the Pomeroy Library to schedule an appointment at 740-992-5813.
As with all of the new technology, there are some hoops to jump through in order to access the content, but library staff is willing and able to help you get started. There is a Zinio link on the library’s homepage which you can click to create your Zinio account. The magazines can be viewed on any number of devices including your home computer, ipad, iphone, Kindle, NOOK, Blackberry and/or Android device. The service also requires use of the Zinio app which is free and can be downloaded from the apple store, Google Play or anywhere you normally download apps for your device. Wi-fi is required for the initial download, but once you have downloaded the content, you do not need wi-fi to view it.
Here are a few numbers from our recent annual state report. The Meigs County Library currently has 22,142 registered borrowers, 16,406 of whom are adults and 5,736 of whom are children. Of those registered, 7,907 have used their library card in the last 3 years. Library staff circulated 169,913 items in 2012. This number was made up of 133,368 adult items and 38,545 children’s items. E-books hit an all-time high at MCDPL with 4,129 circulations in 2012. We provided 12,122 items to be borrowed by other libraries around the state including 150 libraries in the MORE (Moving Ohio’s Resources Everywhere) Consortium, and the 6 libraries in our more local OVLC consortium. From those same libraries, we borrowed 7,309 items for use by our patrons in Meigs County.